Archive for January, 2008

Roman’s new favorite book

January 28, 2008


Fabulous illustrations, original story, educational undertone, this book has it all! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Someone tell me there is a Chilly Penguin action figure please!

Food glorious food!

January 27, 2008

Roman’s first solid food and boy what a mess!

Roman at four months

January 23, 2008


I decided to enroll Roman and I in some classes. Yoga and swim to be specific. It’s proving to be a very ambitious schedule. I am still trying to juggle our activities with running a business, but Roman seems to like the stimulation.

Yoga is hilarious. The class is full of new moms with babies. There’s lots of crying, lots of feeding and very little yoga. Roman actually loves the class. He laughs and chats and when I do downward dog over him he bursts into hysterical laughter. The instructor commented on how happy he seemed. I actually feel guilty for enjoying ourselves and getting something out of the class since the majority of the women were dropping like flies to go nurse crying babes.

Swim class is a completely different experience. I spend an hour getting ready for a half hour in the pool. Swimsuit for Roman, check. Swimsuit for me, check. Bathing cap, check. Goggles, check. Towel, check. Roman’s towel, check. Pacifier just in case, check. One well fed and rested babe, check. Once in the pool Roman and I participate in the ridiculous song singing/water activities the instructor has for us. I’m not even sure the poor kid recognizes me in my required swim cap which is probably for the better since he seems to find the whole experience a bit disturbing. It’s a serious Roman in the pool, taking it all in. Each class proves to be exhausting for the both of us. He falls asleep while I am changing him out of the wet clothes and I am wiped out for the rest of the day. The weekly trauma is turning into a total bonding experience. What happens at swim class stays at swim class.

Polar Bear Wrestler

January 23, 2008

Snow Day

January 20, 2008


Today we woke up to a dusting of snow. The air was crisp and the sun was shining so R and I took a long walk. The timing of this unexpected snowfall was perfect as I had just received a snowsuit for Roman from a client/friend. Leave it to a designer to pick out the most fabulous snowsuit to ever exist As we strolled along the lake random women would peer into the pram to get a look at my child and offer up the advice to enjoy him because it goes by so fast. It’s a powerful feeling to connect with a woman I don’t even know. Even more powerful because I listen.

Featured in “Home Companion” magazine

January 6, 2008


Natalie Eden’s “Love is in the Air” Valentines card was featured in the February-March issue of Home Companion. Here is the Link